Wherever the holiday finds you, you’re obviously reading this, which therefore means you’re alive. That’s not something to forget, or waste.
The more a creative person understands that nothing comes into being without coming from somewhere, the more he or she can connect new inventions to deeper themes and resonances.
The closer to a performance date, the more a performer begins to wonder if reading a book or watching a movie or even speaking to another person might inadvertently knock some vital mnemonic brick out of place, send the whole edifice of memorized exactitude cascading into the abyss.
Like a virus, an idea doesn’t look like much without the context of the place and time where it interacts with the world.
Improvisation is all about noticing things you couldn’t possibly have seen until you got started, and realizing that your evolving insight is the compass needle you should be following.
The philosophical courage for artists to create requires cultures to have enough collective courage to support creators. The creative team of BR2049 helmed by director Denis Villeneuve created a fully realized world, created down to minute detail. They also created a vital, thrilling work of art.
By knowing the latitude and longitude of every centimeter on our planet, we must imagine new ways those places intersect.
Performance asks us to function at heightened levels, at higher tempos relative to our steady-state.
All media jobs are about live performance.
Soldier, student, seer: it doesn’t matter. Looking into the void we can't help but marvel, ponder, feel something shared and private at the same time.